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Missouri River Keene Life is Good Lodge

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

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Wade or enjoy a private take out/put in on the Dearborn River in the green back yard where no one else fishes in this custom house on 10 acres with sprinkler-fed fruit trees. Don’t be surprised to see deer, geese and ducks in the window nudging their way near the deck, or a bear eating huckleberries along the river in the early morning. if you are especially quiet and observant, the hundreds of acres of park and ranch across the river also have mountain goats, bears, antelope and even the mountain lion.

Help yourself to the library, watch satellite television or DVD movies, or read from the house’s library.

Only few miles from the Missouri Inn over the bridge where the Untouchables was filmed, enjoy the canyon or visit the Lewis and Clark’s Tower Rock and surrounding Park. From this base, see the spetacular Glacier Park or the continent’s largest dinosaur digs to the northwest, float the Lewis and Clark Trail by pontoon boat and lunch at the island where one of the nation's most famous fires occurred, or travel south to Yellowstone National Park or Jackson Hole, each an easy day’s visit.

Hike with tremendous rock views, or enjoy the new, custom kitchen and fisherman’s décor. In the evening, take your pick of 3 spacious bedrooms where at the end of the day 6 extra long beds await or tie a few at the fly-tying table.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Donna

We are avid outdoor people with political jobs that keep us indoors or reading the news all too often. The men were driving thousands of miles on annual 'vacation' fly fishing the West. One year I persuaded them to rent a week in Montana, and they found hundreds of great spots to fish all where the Dearborn and Missouri Rivers connect. The next year we bought not one but two great houses -- and have not looked back.

Donna purchased this house in 2005

Why Donna chose Cascade

We fish in the summer and hunt in the winter ... and there is nothing like leaving the humidity of DC and hanging out on the water.

What makes this house unique

We drive through Yellowstone to Jackson Hole, go to Fort Benton for the statue of a dog (Shep) and the most famous Wild West block north of Great Falls, visit the Charles Russell Museum to see the new exhibits, float the historic tour of the places Lewis and Clark saw, and endlessly fish or sunbathe. There are shrimp-fed edible pink fish at the dam, and someone is always giving us elk or venison to roast (which you can actually buy), yum! And the galleries and jewelry are fabulous, but you may even enjoy the gambling. The first time I read in the yard, three deer were curious and came closer to visit!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Cascade

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • no pets in the house -- outside and kennel only
  • please do not drive or walk off the road to the river: no trespassing or driving across neighbor's fields and septic fields
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , upstairs
  • Bedroom number 3 includes a vanity and sink for shaving and primping outside of the bathroom -- Donna had to fight hard for this renovation but it is a huge comfort for ladies and teenagers!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , upstairs left
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , two twins/separate living room -- cabin must be requested
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , twin over double (bunk bed) + futon upon request
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Private fly fishing, guide cabin with bunk beds, lazy long quiet summer days and few neighbors on the river.


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Missouri River Keene Life is Good Lodge
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

A slightly rustic, quaint, lovely home in a fantastically beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

All five of us had an absolutely wonderful time. Fall was a fantastic time to be there. We had a great time fly fishing, hiking, cooking, playing pool, and viewing the deer and nesting eagles. We also saw a few other wild things we weren't sure of. One might have been a fisher or a pine martin. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes a wild retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was great; we enjoyed our stay, especially the evenings on the deck, watching the deer,

  • 5 of 5

The property fit in perfectly with expectations of Montana. Not too fancy, but very clean, comfortable, and functional. The access road from the highway is a little rough, but once you arrive, it is very relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missouri River Keene house

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time house has a great view of river from porch lots of privacy and quiet house is nice with everything we needed planning on returning in 2018

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Freeland MD USA

Second time around - Fish on

  • 5 of 5

Great time, great views, great state. Mo fished well, we hit the LOG and took a boat ride to the gateway of the rockies 10-12 miles of river surrounded by 500ft shear canyon walls on both sides a must see for sure. House was in great shape and clean, very nice accomodations indeed.

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our Family had a wonderful vacation at the house. We did several floats -- a short float on the Dearborn (ending at the house), floated from the house to one of the Missouri River

accesses, and part of our group did a longer float on the Dearborn, which turned out to be quite an adventure when our daughter had a close encounter with a young bear--Grizzly or Black is up for debate. She was so startled, she flipped her kayak and went into the water. Luckily the Bear was just as surprised and ran back into the woods.

The house was a great place for a family vacation with plenty of room (including the bunkhouse) for 11 people- ages 8 months to 72 years.

Everyone enjoyed the pool table (tournaments abounded throughout the week),

and the outdoor space was amazing. The birdwatchers among us identified several species that were new to us including a Williamson's Sapsucker that flew right over our heads.

The proximity to the River was great for the fishermen (one of the grandchildren caught a 17 inch Rainbow Trout) and everyone enjoyed the swimming hole.

The caretaker was great and responded quickly when we had a question.

Thank you for sharing this outstanding property - we had a great family


  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Freeland MD USA

Fish On!

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were great house is beautiful and spacious, great place to get away. Fishing the Mo was a blast no idea how many we caught but it was well over 100. Scenery off the back deck is fantastic, saw tons of wildlife and spent hours watching satellites wiz by in the great Montana sky. Great trip will do it again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Great Falls International
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Isaak's, several in Craig and Cascade
Nearest Golf
42 Miles
TriR, Great Falls has many course
Nearest Train
130 Miles
Amtrak Chicago to Seattle in Glacier
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 15 from Great Falls to Cascade
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Isaak's, some in Craig and Cascade
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Great Divide in Maryville
Car: necessary

there is so much to do the teens may put down their cell phones! Most guests are fly fishing, hiking, dinosaur digs, bird watching, or riding the rails. Glacier Park /Yellowstone Parks are 3 hours away, Lewis & Clark Tower Rock is down the road as is The Untouchables bridge. The Charlie Russell Museum in Great Falls less than an hour, there is live music in Craig, and the Museum of the Rockies (dinosaurs) in Bozeman is two scenic hours away.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$120.95
Additional Guest Fee AU$13.44 per person per night
Damage Deposit AU$403.17

Rate may include a major holiday fee ($150 for New Year's, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas) or a fee for opening the kennel ($50/pet, no pets in the house) or the historical cabin (listed on your GPS) with one bedroom and a wood stove in the living room. A $10 pp/night fee may apply for the extra cleaning with larger groups.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.